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Unigroup's March 2014 Meeting Announcements



UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
Apache Hadoop

Speakers:
Charles Levesque, Field Systems Engineer,
Steve Ippoliti, Enterprise Account Manager,
Cloudera.

Date:
THURSDAY, 20-MAR-2014      (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

Location:
The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: CS_505   (5th Floor, Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
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Time:
6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Cost:
Please see the Fee Schedule below.


MEETING INTRODUCTION

Cloudera will be presenting Apache Hadoop at the March 2014 Unigroup meeting.

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DIRECTIONS

   Location:
      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street.

   Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
   Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
     directions to the Unigroup Meeting Room.

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.
                   Or take the new connection to the uptown '6'!

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
     Astor Place (8th Street).


PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Topic: Apache Hadoop 101

Introduction & Description of Talk:

From Wikipedia: Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storage and large scale processing of data-sets on clusters of commodity hardware.

From Hadoop Project Page: The Apache Hadoop project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.

Presentation Outline:

References & Web Resources:

   Apache Hadoop Project Page:
     http://hadoop.apache.org

   Wikipedia - Apache Hadoop:
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Hadoop

   Brad Hedlund - Understanding Hadoop Clusters and the Network:
     http://bradhedlund.com/2011/09/10/understanding-hadoop-clusters-and-the-network/

   Cloudera Home Page:
     http://www.cloudera.com

   Cloudera - How to Select the Right Hardware for your New Hadoop Cluster:
     http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2013/08/how-to-select-the-right-hardware-for-your-new-hadoop-cluster/

   Cloudera - Getting Mapreduce 2 Up-To-Speed:
     http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2014/02/getting-mapreduce-2-up-to-speed/

   Cloudera - Why Apache Spark is a Crossover Hit for Data Scientists:
     http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2014/03/why-apache-spark-is-a-crossover-hit-for-data-scientists


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Chuck Levesque:

Chuck is a Field Systems Engineer for Cloudera, has been involved in enterprise software and infrastructure for over 20 years with leading solutions from VMware, Oracle and Siebel Systems. Chuck is a TDI certified closed-circuit rebreather and wreck diver... and then when above water... advocates Big Data solutions with Cloudera's Hadoop powered platform in the NYC area.

Steve Ippoliti:

Steve is an Enterprise Account Manager for Cloudera. Steve has a diverse background of Hardware and Software development, Sales Engineering and Enterprise Software Sales over his 25 year professional career. He recently joined Cloudera after 15 years in the Security and Application Management space. Steve has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York @ Buffalo.


COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data: The Enterprise Data Hub. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, process, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Founded in 2008, Cloudera was the first, and is currently, the leading provider and supporter of Apache Hadoop for the enterprise. Cloudera also offers software for business critical data challenges including storage, access, management, analysis, security, and search. Customer success is Cloudera's highest priority. We've enabled long-term, successful deployments for hundreds of customers, with petabytes of data collectively under management, across diverse industries.


GIVEAWAYS

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

Also, SuSE has also provided us with SuSE Linux SLES and SLED Install Media. We gave out SuSE Linux Media at our prior meetings and have more DVDs for upcoming meetings.


FEE SCHEDULE

Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group, and its members pay a yearly membership fee. For Unigroup members, there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during their membership year. Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

Our thanks go to Cloudera for sponsoring the food service for this meeting!


Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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